Dr. Aatif Amin

Dr. Aatif Amin

Dr. Aatif Amin

Assistant Professor, HOD Officiating

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Dr. Aatif Amin obtained Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. His area of expertise is Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology, with a research focus on investigating the mechanism of heavy metal resistance in microorganisms at genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomics levels. He won a research grant of 1.4 million for a project proposal entitled “Exploring the determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in parents of children and adolescents in Pakistan; A multicenter study” which is the first instance of UCP winning a grant under HRI, NIH. He visited the University of California, San Diego, USA for a research project entitled “cloning, expression, isotope labeling, and purification of transmembrane proteins, MerF and MerE from Hg-resistant bacteria for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies”. He has published 18 research articles in peer-reviewed Impact Factor journals, 3 book chapters, and many conference papers on his credit.

Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics University of the Punjab 2018
Head of Microbiology University of Central Punjab June 14, 2022 - To date
Assistant Professor University of Central Punjab Nov 01, 2019 - To date
Lecturer University of Central Punjab Oct 08, 2018 – Oct 31, 2019
Research Scholar University of the Punjab, Lahore Oct 2011 - Oct 2017
Junior Specialist University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA May 2015 - Nov 2015
1Waheed Murad, Aatif Amin, Muhammad Hissan Khan, Nasir Mahmood, Mehboob Ahmed. (2022). Assessment of antimicrobial, antialgal and cytotoxic activities of crude extracts from rhizospheric and freshwater cyanobacterial strains. Advancements in Life Sciences. Accepted. (HEC Recognized ‘Y’ Category).
2Muhammad Naveed, Mohsin Sheraz, Aatif Amin, Muhammad Waseem, Tariq Aziz et al., (2022). Designing a novel peptide-based multi-epitope vaccine to evoke a robust immune response against pathogenic multidrug-resistant Providencia heimbachae. Vaccines (Basel). 10(8):1300. (IF-4.961).
3Aatif Amin, Muhammad Naveed, Arslan Sarwar, Hafiz Ghulam Murtaza, Sunbul Rasheed, Zakia Latif (2022). In vitro and in silico studies reveal Bacillus cereus aa-18 as a potential candidate for bioremediation of mercury contaminated wastewater. Frontiers in Microbiology. 13:847806. (IF-6.064)
4Aatif Amin, Muhammad Naveed, Umair Munawar, Zakia Latif (2021). Characterization of mercury‑resistant rhizobacteria for plant growth promotion: An in vitro and in silico approach. Current Microbiology, 78, 3968–3979. IF-2.188)
5Iqra Zahid, Arslan Sarwar, Abid Hussain, Muhammad Sohail, Aatif Amin. (2021). Antibiotyping and genotyping of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella sp. isolated from clinical samples of Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Applied Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/jam.15131. (IF-3.772)
6Aatif Amin, Zakia Latif, Arslan Sarwar, Basit Zeshan and Mushtaq A. Saleem. (2021). Molecular Characterization of mercury resistant Bacillus spp. isolated from tanneries wastewater. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 52: 1-7 (IF-0.831)
7Arslan Sarwar, Imtiaz Ahmed, Aatif Amin, Mushtaq A. Saleem (2020). Paper currency harbours antibiotic-resistant coliform bacteria and integron integrase. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 130(5), 1721-1729 (IF-3.772)
8Aatif Amin, Arslan Sarwar, Mushtaq A. Saleem, Zakia Latif and Stanley J. Opella (2019). Expression and purification of transmembrane protein MerE from mercury resistant Bacillus cereus. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 29(2): 274-282. (IF-2.531)
9Arslan Sarwar, Zakia Latif, Aatif Amin, Mushtaq A. Saleem (2019). First report of streptomyces europaeiscabiei causing potato common scab in Galicia, Spain. Plant Disease, 103: 1407-1407. (IF-4.438)
10Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2017). Cloning, expression, isotope labelling, and purification of transmembrane protein MerF from mercury resistant Enterobacter sp. AZ-15 for NMR studies. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 1250-1261. (IF-5.640)
11Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2017). Screening of mercury-resistant and indole-3-acetic acid producing bacterial-consortium for growth promotion of Cicer arietinum L. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 57(3), 204-2017. (IF-2.281)
12Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2017). Bioremediation of heavy metals for sustainable agriculture: In Rhizotrophs: Plant growth promotion to bioremediation. Editor. Samina Mehnaz Springer publishers, (Singapore), pp 275-289. doi: Book Chapter
13Aatif Amin, Faiz Ahmed and Muhammad Faisal (2015). Characterization of desiccation tolerant rhizobacteria from Cholistan desert, Pakistan: Their impact on growth of Zea mays L. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 24(4): 1773-1781. (IF-1.699)
14Aatif Amin, Amira Rafique and Zakia Latif (2015). Screening and characterization of mercury-resistant nitrogen fixing bacteria and their use as biofertilizers and for mercury bioremediation. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 47(5): 1271-1277. (IF-0.831)
15Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2015). Phytotoxicity of Hg and its detoxification though microorganisms in soil. Advancements in Life Sciences, 2(2): 98-105. (HEC-Y category)
16Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2015). PCR based DNA fingerprinting of mercury resistant and nitrogen fixing Pseudomonas spp. Pure and Applied Biology, 4(1): 129-136. (HEC-Y category)
17Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2013). Detoxification of mercury pollutant by immobilized yeast strain candida xylopsoci. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 45(4): 1337-1342. (IF-0.972)
18Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2011). Isolation and characterization of H2S producing yeast to detoxify mercury containing compounds. International Research Journal of Microbiology, 2(12): 517-525. (Peer-reviewed & Open Access)

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